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Re: Why were ages on 1800s census's so loosely accurate?
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Sloe Gin. I too have a couple of these short certificates and they were issued some years after the child's birth so I wondered if they had been obtained when the individual was starting work.
AVERY, Berks, BLUNDELL, North Meols, BOND, Wilts,  BRUNDRETT, Lancs, CHORLTON, Salford, DUNKLEY, West Haddon, FOGGIN, Yorks, GRANT, Durham,  GRESTY, Salford, GRINDROD, Salford, HUMM, Bethnal Green, MALONEY, Limerick & Lancs,  MARCHANT, Worcs, McPHERSON, Kent, MELLISH, Finsbury, PERRETT, Wilts,  RAGG, Yorks, RAINSFORD, Staffs, RENSHAW, Salford, ROSS, Leicester, TIGHE/TYE, All, WELLER, Berks, WILKINSON, Wes
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